Govinda, Sunil Shetty, Jaaved Jaffery and Mahakshay Chakraborty are sent by Dalip Tahhil to loot somebody in Pattaya, Thailand. Things go wrong there. What happens thereafter? Read the review of Loot for more.
Business rating: 0.5/5 star
Star cast: Govinda, Sunil Shetty, Jaaved Jaffery, Mahakshay Chakraborty, Mika Singh, Kim Sharma, Shweta Bhardwaj.
What’s Good: A few comic scenes.
What’s Bad: The routine script; the rhyming dialogues.
Verdict: Loot fails to entertain.
Loo break: A couple!
Watch or Not?: Watch it if you enjoy even feeble comedy.
Popcorn Motion Pictures and Viacom 18 Motion Pictures’ Loot (UA) is the story of an attempt to loot somebody, which goes wrong. Pandit (Govinda), Builder (Sunil Shetty), Akbar (Jaaved Jaffery) and Wilson (Mahakshay Chakraborty) are sent by Batliwala (Dalip Tahhil) to Pattaya in Thailand to loot the wealth of a rich man. Tanya (Shweta Bhardwaj) meets the four in Pattaya and guides them to the house they are to loot. The four come with a loot of audio cassettes which have Lala’s (Mahesh Manjrekar) conversations with various underworld people, in which he asks each of them to kill the biggest don of Pattaya, Khan (Prem Chopra).
The four soon realise that they had been tricked into robbing only the audio cassettes as Batliwala has to give the cassettes to VP (Ravi Kishan), a police officer in Pattaya. On receiving the audio tapes, VP would set Batliwala’s brother free from jail. He would also use the same audio cassettes to blackmail Lala and make tons of money out of those cassettes.
After the loot, the four find themselves in trouble in the foreign land. Virender (Mika Singh) and Sharmilee Sequeira (Kim Sharma) help the four to fight the bad men in Pattaya.
Loot Review: Script Analysis
Shabbir’s story is so juvenile that it’s a wonder, a film has been based on it. The screenplay, also penned by Shabbir, is so slipshod and irritating that the audience is barely able to get involved in the drama. There are absolutely meaningless scenes like, for instance, the foursome questioning Tanya about why she had sent them to the wrong house to rob it. This question makes no sense after it is revealed that Batliwala had fooled the foursome. The screenplay writer seems to have intentionally made it so convoluted that the entertainment factor barely surfaces. Even otherwise, the rhyming and weird dialogues (penned by Rajneesh Thakur) serve to be the best tools for entertaining the audience but they actually serve to irritate them more than entertaining them. In fact, so childish and forced are the screenplay and dialogues that the drama gets on the viewers’ nerves.
Loot Review: Star Performances
Govinda struggles to rise above the script but is let down by inane dialogues and a directionless screenplay. He is good, though. Sunil Shetty does a fair job. Jaaved Jaffery tries his best to evoke laughter but succeeds only at times. Mahakshay Chakraborty is okay. Mika Singh does an ordinary job. Kim Sharma is natural. Shweta Bhardwaj passes muster. Ravi Kishan is good, as always. Mahesh Manjrekar is earnest. Dalip Tahhil leaves a mark. Razak Khan has his moments. Prem Chopra makes his presence felt. Shehzaad Khan and the others provide ordinary support.
Loot Review: Direction & Music
Rajneesh Thakur’s direction is dull and routine. He has been able to make the film neither an entertaining drama nor an exciting fare. Music (Shravan Sinha, Mika Singh and Shamir Tandon) is average. Lyrics (Shravan Sinha, Mika Singh and Shabbir Ahmed) are routine. Choreography, by Remo D’souza and Nadeem Khan, is pedestrian. T. Surendra Reddy’s camerawork is passable. Action (Allan Amin) is functional. Editing (Ashok Honda) should’ve been sharper.
Loot Review: Komal Nahta’s Verdict
On the whole, Loot is a poor fare and will fare poorly at the box-office.